The Government has accepted the independent Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) recommendations for this year’s National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates.
The following rates will come into effect on 1 October 2012:
- The adult rate will increase by 11p to £6.19 an hour.
- The rate for 18-20 year olds will remain at £4.98 an hour.
- The rate for 16-17 year olds will remain at £3.68 an hour.
- The rate for apprentices will increase by 5p to £2.65 an hour.